Nanny Camera Controversy

September 25th, 2011

Lately, the topic of the nanny camera has come over a number of times. It is interesting how today, since technology has advanced, and society has deteriorated, to some extent in my opinion at least, these cameras have become part of many people’s lives. It is absolutely horrifying to hear about or see stories of nannies abusing children that it seems like having a nanny camera is an absolute necessity that one must have in order to leave their children with a nanny. On the other hand, some might say, if you don’t k now your nanny well enough, or don’t trust her, then why leave her with your children, even if there is a nanny cam there? Do you need to wait until she actually abuses your children?

This is an interesting question, and it can be taken even further. If you don’t know your nanny all that well, and even if you do, even the more so, should you be videotaping her without her knowing about it? Perhaps it is enough just to tell her that she is being watched and then there won’t even be a need to videotape it. The bottom line is that we really can never know a person well enough, and if you want to be sure that your child is not being harmed, a nanny camera does come in handy.